loading Photo Contest loading ...
please wait - lots of graphics on this page!
Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Lauren Berger

Underwater photo contest

Peoples' Vote



By Lauren Berger
posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014
38 votes


By Lauren Berger
posted Monday, June 23, 2014
33 votes

Whilst diving in the Socorro islands we came across a family of majestic Humpbacks at Roca Partida in the Socorro islands. These gentle giants stole my heart!
By Lauren Berger
posted Thursday, February 5, 2015
28 votes


By Lauren Berger
posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014
21 votes

After spending several days with this mama and calf at Roca Partida, Socorro, we watched in horror as two Orcas killed the baby. This photo reminds me of the beautiful encounter I had. The circle of life is magnificent yet cruel.
By Lauren Berger
posted Tuesday, February 10, 2015
21 votes

A gentle giant Chevron Manta ray glides by, hoping to feel bubbles on it's gills, they love bubble baths from divers!
By Lauren Berger
posted Sunday, February 8, 2015
16 votes


By Lauren Berger
posted Monday, February 23, 2015
16 votes


By Lauren Berger
posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014
14 votes


By Lauren Berger
posted Friday, December 12, 2014
13 votes

Adorable, playful Sea Lions greet me on a dive in the Coronado Islands
By Lauren Berger
posted Tuesday, December 30, 2014
13 votes
About Peoples' vote About Peoples' vote
Forums
forum latest Sting ray housing lighting & mako camera & lightin
By APRIL Fotis
02:29 CST Today (1 hour ago)
forum latest Location in Aruba
By Aruba_diver
02:39 CST Today (1 hour ago)
forum latest For Sale: Nauticam NA-D7100
By Leslie Howell
02:28 CST Today (1 hour ago)
forum latest wow
By indianfish
03:12 CST Today (within the last hour)
forum latest wow !
By indianfish
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Search the Contest

Entries by Category
Entries by Sea
Entries by Country
or enter search text

forum forum Stats Portfolios Annual Medal Winners slide show Annual Medal Winners spam voting policy photo contest RSS feed rules

Weekly Hotshot

Week 41 winner

weekly hotshot click to zoom

by Chun Zhou

A jaw fish with hundred new life in its mouth. I spent 4 dives to search and wait this shoot.

Monthly Winners

September Winner

monthly hotshot click to zoom

by Chun Zhou


Last Month's HotShots...


Hotshot stats...
Mark Gray (Second place)
Olivier Notz (Third place)
Upload a Photo
Our UW photo contest is the longest running and most prestigious online. If you want to make a name for yourself this is THE place to do it.
Just look at some of the internationally acclaimed photographers who have launched their u/w photo careers here over the years.

Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Lauren Berger

21 Entries Found
"Motherhood". A mama humpback whale hovers over her two-week old calf, helping him to control his buoyancy.
16 Votes
VOTE!
"The Last Breath". My last dive at Roca Partida in the Revillagigdeos with this curious two week old baby humpback whale before he was taken as prey by Orcas.
13 Votes
VOTE!
After spending several days with this mama and calf at Roca Partida, Socorro, we watched in horror as two Orcas killed the baby. This photo reminds me of the beautiful encounter I had. The circle of life is magnificent yet cruel.
shortlistedShortlisted!
21 Votes
VOTE!
A gentle giant Chevron Manta ray glides by, hoping to feel bubbles on it's gills, they love bubble baths from divers!
shortlistedShortlisted!
16 Votes
VOTE!
Whilst diving in the Socorro islands we came across a family of majestic Humpbacks at Roca Partida in the Socorro islands. These gentle giants stole my heart!
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2015

Final RoundThrough to 2015 awards final round judging
28 Votes
VOTE!
"What Dreams May Come."
8 Votes
VOTE!
A very friendly and curious Sea Lion approaches me near the surface while diving in the Coronado Islands.
6 Votes
VOTE!
Adorable, playful Sea Lions greet me on a dive in the Coronado Islands
13 Votes
VOTE!
"Ebony dreams". I met this curious and sweet Lemon shark on an unforgettable night dive at the Sugar Wreck in the Bahamas.
7 Votes
VOTE!
"Entourage". Jacks, Remoras and an undercover Lemon shark... by Lauren Berger
"Entourage". Jacks, Remoras and an undercover Lemon shark escort this beautiful Tiger shark to the alluring scent of fresh chum. Tiger Beach, the Bahamas December 2014.
13 Votes
VOTE!
A beautiful Leopard Nudibranch (Diaulula sandiegensis) se... by Lauren Berger
A beautiful Leopard Nudibranch (Diaulula sandiegensis) searching for a Haliclona sea sponge (purple encrusting sponge) to feed on. I found this beauty on a pristine reef while diving in Puerto Galera, Philippines.
12 Votes
VOTE!
"The Epiphany" 
While freediving in the Bahamas, we came... by Lauren Berger
"The Epiphany"
While freediving in the Bahamas, we came across a playful pod of Bottlenose and Spotted Dolphins…I was lucky enough to swim with this beauty for a little while, before she went back to her pod. A wonderful encounter!
9 Votes
VOTE!
"Elegant Predator"
Emma Tiger shark (Galeocerdo curvier)... by Lauren Berger
"Elegant Predator"
Emma Tiger shark (Galeocerdo curvier) gracefully swims by to have her photo taken. This lady of the Sea loves attention!
9 Votes
VOTE!
"The Pod"…While freediving in the Bahamas, I was lucky en... by Lauren Berger
"The Pod"…While freediving in the Bahamas, I was lucky enough to catch up to these beautiful Bottlenose and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, swimming so playfully and free!
6 Votes
VOTE!
"Max"…Max is the friendliest Black Grouper I have ever ha... by Lauren Berger
"Max"…Max is the friendliest Black Grouper I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He loved his chin to be scratched, and was always around begging for attention and petting from divers! Such a lovable big guy. This was taken in the Bahamas.
9 Votes
VOTE!
"Queen of the Sun". Capturing a beautiful interaction wit... by Lauren Berger
"Queen of the Sun". Capturing a beautiful interaction with a very large female Tiger shark in the Bahamas.
21 Votes
VOTE!
"The Following" 
Trying to keep up with this Manta Ray w... by Lauren Berger
"The Following"
Trying to keep up with this Manta Ray while freediving in Mexico.
10 Votes
VOTE!
"Mystical Forrest"
Chase Reef, Breakwater Cove in Monter... by Lauren Berger
"Mystical Forrest"
Chase Reef, Breakwater Cove in Monterey Bay, California.
8 Votes
VOTE!
"The Train"
I saw that this beautiful Whale shark had a ... by Lauren Berger
"The Train"
I saw that this beautiful Whale shark had a bite out of it's pectoral fin, and I
had to capture the shot!
14 Votes
VOTE!
"Happy"
This shot was taken while freediving in Isla Muj... by Lauren Berger
"Happy"
This shot was taken while freediving in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Whale Shark smiling, love it.
38 Votes
VOTE!
"Magic" 
I shot this photo while freediving in Isla Muje... by Lauren Berger
"Magic"
I shot this photo while freediving in Isla Mujeres. Whale Sharks are such gentle and majestic giants. I was very honored, as well as humbled to meet a few eye to eye on this recent trip!
shortlistedShortlisted!
33 Votes
VOTE!
     
21 Entries Found